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Clair meaning, origin, history

Name: Clair No. of characters: 5 Gender: GirlOrigin: Latin
How to pronounce Clair clair What does my name mean?
Meanings: Famous Bright Shining Clear Diminutive of Clarence

Clair was ranked 883 in 2011 list of US boys name and dropped by 7.55% from its previous ranking of 821 in 2002. Clair was ranked 921 in 2015 list of US girls name and dropped by 2.22% from its previous ranking of 901 in 2014. Comes from the Latin "clara" means "clear" in celebration on November 8 and 10 October.. Strong personality rather severe,Clairdo not yield easily. Ambitious,Clairfight to get a place. On a strict morality,Clairare attached to their principles. Their costume surprises and rout. Clair are attentive confidants. Pragmatic,Clairare full of good sense. Although dreamers,Clairdo not lack efficiency and are very organized.

Full form of Clair : Cultured Loyal Authoritative Intuitive Righteous

Clair is a very rare first name for girls with occurences only in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, in England & Wales which is not even used by anyone since 2002. Only 35 people have Clair as their first name. Clair name has an inconcistent distribution.

Clair is a very very popular first name for a boy in United States which is popular since 1916 and ranked 921 (0.001212% bearer) in 2015 in US. Around 16044 people wear Clair as their first name. Clair is a rare first name for a boy in United States which is a rare name since 1880 and ranked 921 (0.001212% bearer) in 2015 in US. Only 16044 people have Clair as their first name. Clair is not a native United States and Clair may be came from another language or is a short form of some other name. 0.004488% of people in US have this given name.

Complete history of Clair
YearRankOccurence
Popular boy name in
1916270301
1917272314
1918278325
1919274339
1920291339
1921306321
1922291320
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History of Clair

In the fourth century, a descendant of a rich and noble family, Clair waives any and joins Martin, the Holy Bishop of Tours. Ordained a priest, he formed applicants to the monastic life and disciple of St. Martin, the second in his ecclesiastical activities. He died in 396, at the Abbey of Marmourier, near Tours. - Saint Clair, kler in Breton, is also the first bishop of Nantes in the late third century. He died in 309. This is the patron of the diocese of Nantes.

Expression number of Clair is 7.

Clair likes to research and reason to know the answers of hidden questions as Clair are gifted with an analytical mind. Clair are always on the quest for knowledge and wisdom and loves being alone.

Names that rhyme with Clair Adair, Alair, Alasdair, Alastair, Aldair, Aldhair, Alfair, Alistair, Allistair, Altair, Amair, Blair, Clair, Dair, Deair, Fair, Flair, Isair, Izair, JahairFamous people named Clair
Peggy Sinclair in One Thing Leads to Another as Actress
Claire Holt in The Mountain Within as
Claire Ford in Treasure Hunt/Beauty Contest as Actress
Claire McConnell in Keep a Tidy Soul as Actress
Claire Slater in A Christmas Carol as Actress
Madeleine Clair in Pour Ikram as Actress
Claire Knight in Laid Off as Actress
Taylor Murphy-Sinclair in Maritime Murder as Actress
Claire Bartle in Killer Klowns from Outer Space as Actress
Claire de Fosse in Max as Actress
Names like Clair Related Names: English: Clarence, Claire (Bright, Famous), Clarensis, Other: Claro (Lives at the Church Hill, Church on a Hill), Clarance (Clear, Bright), Darence (Blend of Darell and Clarence), Claira, Clairann, Clairece, Clairemarie, Clairene, Clairese (Moon, Abbreviation of Cynthia and Lucinda), Clairessa (Beautiful Christian, Follower of Christ), Clairette , Clairice (Blind, Form of Cecilia, Sixth), Clairissa (Beautiful Christian, Follower of Christ), Clairity, Clairmont (Lives at the Church Hill, Church on a Hill), Clairisa, Clairisse, Clancee (Celtic), Clanci (Celtic), Claney (Celtic), Clansee (Celtic), Clansey (Celtic), Clansi (Celtic), Clansie (Celtic), Clansy (Celtic), ClaraissaClair Namesakes Comments : Clair is an adjective and a proper noun that can match a name, a surname or place name. It derives from the Latin of the imperial age clarus, meaning "light", "light" (later extended, figuratively, to "illustrious", "famous") ; It is so similar meaningfully to the names Phaedra, Niamh, Jasna, Zahra and Berta. In English it is in use since the Middle Ages, originally in the form Clare, which came to largely replaced by the shape Clara during the nineteenth century. The variant English Kiara began to be used in 1988, when the band Kiara sang the song This Time. Variants of the name are Clara, Klára, Chjara, Klara, Klaro, Klaara, Claire, Clare. - Susanne Rocamora
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